Homeopathic Medicine :: Graphites – Black Lead

Indicated in fat, fair persons of indolent disposition, subject to moist eruptions. ?The graphites obesity is more particularly seen in older people, that of Calcarea in children? (T. F. Allen). In eczema of the scalp, ear, face, scrotum and elsewhere; in nasal catarrh; glandular swellings; herpes of prepuce, etc.

Adapted to stout, fat persons, inclined to be chilly and constipated.

Humid, itching, fetid eruptions on the scalp.

Ophthalmia; eye-lids swollen; eczematous itching.

Constipation; stools large, knotty; united by threads of mucus.

Indigestion, with burning at the stomach and hunger; dislikes meats; drinks and sweets disagree.

Profuse, pale, excoriating leucorrhoea, with swollen, hard mammae, weak back, cracked and sore nipples and aversion to sexual intercourse.

Skin unhealthy; suppurates easily. Moist eruptions, sticky, like glue, behind the ears, on scalp, mouth, chin; glands enlarged, hard; cracks in the ends of fingers, nipples, mouth, between toes, at anus, etc.

Worse at night.

Better in the dark; from bundling up.

(First Lessons in the Symptomatology of Leading Homoeopathic Remedies by H. R. Arndt, M. D. Philadephia. Boericke and Tafel.)

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